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Minnis to make third national report tonight

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will deliver his third and final national report for the year tonight. In his report, the prime minister will bring important updates to the public regarding land reform, environment, energy reform, general infrastructure and digital transformation and modernisation.

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Bimini car wash owner shot dead

THE shooting death of a Bimini man early yesterday morning has left the entire close-knit island community of North Bimini in shock.

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'Life without parole for rapists and murderers'

BISHOP Simeon Hall has called for elected parliamentarians to “place more fear in the hearts of gang members and criminals” by implementing life with no parole for murderers and rapists.

US planning more investment in Caribbean

DISCUSSIONS are scheduled to take place this week in the country aimed at possibly sparking increased United States Bahamian investment, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Cynthia Kierscht. She said collaboration and cooperation on this matter is clear and will continue.

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FNM's youth movement ready for convention

THE Free National Movement’s youth arm, the Torchbearers Youth Association, will hold a convention in August which aims to share “the plans and policies” the government has introduced for young people.

24 nurses complete training programme in GB

TWENTY-FOUR high school students completed the Nursing Cadet Programme at the Grand Bahama Health Services last week bringing an end to several weeks of training at the Rand Memorial Hospital. The group is anticipated to enter the country’s nursing sector, which is currently experiencing a crisis due to the retirement of nurses in the country and the global demand for such workers.

12 Africans in custody after smuggling ring uncovered

IMMIGRATION officials believe they have uncovered an elaborate human smuggling scheme in Grand Bahama involving 12 African nationals.

Drug seizures already ahead of 2018 levels

DRUG seizures conducted as part of collaborative efforts to combat trafficking in The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos have already outpaced those of 2018.

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Mega BPL refinance eyes November close

Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) nine-figure refinance is eyeing an end-November 2019 closing, Tribune Business can reveal, with the targeted sum “likely” to be less than the original $650m.

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Customer training for Avis staff

Avis staff in Nassau and Freeport were given advice on how to enhance the customer experience during training sessions held over the week beginning May 6.

Privatising Nassau Flight: Foreigners need not apply

A Cabinet minister has told foreigners to forget about bidding for Nassau Flight Services (NFS) with his ministry today launching the privatisation process for the state-owned ground handler.

Law shouldn't 'tax you out of business'

The Government is “taxing people out of business” via an “unconscionable” Business Licence fee that exacerbates the struggles of loss-making firms, a well-known fiscal hawk is arguing.